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*We are now in process of building up our 2019 event listings... The 2019s are now back to being highlighted in RED... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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CAR EVENTS

APRIL 16, 2019, Tuesday, Westbrook – Edd’s Place of Westbrook Classic Car Show, 4-7pm, at Edd’s Place Restaurant, 478 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498… webmaster’s note - Thanks John Bajumpaa from the Connecticut Council of Car Clubs (https://www.ctccc.net/) for getting the Facebook post together, and the event notice also added to the 4Cs calendar--I am speaking of course of the upcoming Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 (postponed from this evening—4/9/2019, that is--due to inclement weather), at Edd's Place of Westbrook (https://www.facebook.com/EDDS-PLACE-LLC-215212801317/ and/or http://eddsplace.food93.com/?fbclid=IwAR2t6eunj5i_groKBHho9ip1EoPlv3tbQG-ciHxV9RqMIQhWvvj9b_FN4J0) Classic Car Show. Below are the details as correctly noted by John, and I am also thinking back upon the November, 2017 first-ever Edds Place of Westbrook car show, which I was able to attend—that was one heck of a show! Hope to make it there myself on Tuesday the 16th, and below are details as reported by John B: “…Edd's Place Westbrook Car Show, Tuesday April 16th, 2019… EDD'S PLACE LLC, 478 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, Connecticut 06498…” John also added the quote from "Edd’s” themselves, that was posted this morning (today, 4/9/2019, was unfortunately rainy): “…Hi folks we are moving the classic car, truck & toy show to next Tuesday evening, 4-8pm… Hopefully it won’t rain then!...”… Additional thoughts - Thanks again John B. for the info help, and of course BIG THANKS to EDD'S PLACE of Westbrook for all the work to set this wonderful evening car show up for all of us Shoreline-area old car & truck enthusiasts, at their fantastic restaurant!... Final note – With regard to the timing of this event notice, we are sorry not to have been able to get this information out to you sooner. As it was, we heard about the original date for the show one day before it was going to happen. This one week-weather postponement is allowing us to at least do a little more work to help get the word out, and also get it onto the SAAC’s web site Calendar page. We are hoping for GREAT weather on Tuesday evening, April 16th… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

APRIL 19, 2019, Friday, Marlborough – Season Opener for Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

APRIL 19-28, 2019, Friday-Sunday, New York (NEW YORK) – New York International Auto Show, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001… Info: https://www.autoshowny.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2018)

APRIL 20, 2019, Saturday, Branford – Season Opener for “…Excelerate Performance of Branford Presents ‘Cars & Coffee Branford’…”… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.excelerateperformance.com/cars-and-coffee-branford) at Excelerate’s web site: “…Excelerate Performance Cars & Coffee, 2019 Dates: April 20thJune 8thAugust 10thOctober 5th… Always from 8:30am to 11:00am, at 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT 06405, telephone 203-483-6100… ‘…You asked, we listened… You wanted more Cars and Coffee Events? You’re going to get them…Coffee from Willoughby’s provided… Free bagels… And cars… It gets no better…’… Excelerate Performance specializes in European, Japanese, and Exotic Service, Performance, and Repair… More info – The official Excelerate Performance web site: https://www.excelerateperformance.com/ and/or Excelerate Performance on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ and/or also: https://www.facebook.com/XLR8CT/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

APRIL 24, 2019, Wednesday, Colchester – Season opener for “The Good Times Motoring Club Monthly Car Cruise on the Colchester Town Green,” Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at the Colchester Town Green, 80 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2168740933220836/): “…Good Times Motoring Club will host their monthly car cruise. All vehicles year 1988 and under welcome… Due to inclement weather, the April car cruise will be held on our rain date of April 24, 2019. It is cancelled for 4/17/2019… There is no October cruise this year…”… Cruise Night Dates: The full list of 2019 season cruise dates was also found on the GTMC’s main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/); they are as follows (all are Wednesdays, except for Saturday, September 14th): April 24th … May 15thJune 19th … July 17th … August 21st … September 14th (Saturday, 11am cruise) … September 18th … Even more info: GTMC is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ - and also there is new updated main web site: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2019)

APRIL 24, 2019, Wednesday, Hamden – TENTATIVE: Season Opener for “…The Glenwood Drive-In Wednesday Night Cruise Nights… ’… Every Wednesday Night from April to October, 6pm-10pm..’…” The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604 … webmaster’s note – We have the April 24th Season Opener date listed as TENTATIVE at this time, because we heard about this second hand from a fellow old car enthusiast who lives in the area, but have not seen an official notices from The Glenwood itself. We’ll do our best to update this listing whenever we may run across any official announcements from the Glenwood Drive-In (but for now, make sure you pencil in April 24th and make plans to attend—either for the cruise night, or just to enjoy some of the Glenwood’s legendary great food!... More info – www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ and/or the main web site: www.glenwooddrivein.com and/or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ (and make sure you give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

APRIL 27, 2019, Saturday, Middlebury – Quassy Amusement Park and the Connecticut Military Corvette Club Present The American Muscle Car Show, 10am to 3pm at Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Quassapaug, Route 64 (2132 Middlebury Road), Middle bury, CT 06762… Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Military Corvette Club. Proceeds to benefit Connecticut veterans in need. All American muscle cars welcome. $10 registration fee. Trophies awarded… For more info – Please see the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/325197511404327/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

APRIL 27, 2019, Saturday, Portland – “The 9th Annual Cruise Night at Valli’s – Muscle Cars ‘n Hot Rods – In Memory of Kenny Fletcher”, April 27th, 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at 22 Sand Hill Road, Portland, CT… Rain date = May 4th… No dogs… Show car entry fee $10; spectators free… Donations greatly appreciated—make checks payable to B.T. Charities, Inc… "…All proceeds go to the P.H.S. Class of 2019 Project Graduation, Portland Zion Lutheran Church, Middlesex Hospice, Portland Food Bank, Portland VFW Post 6121, Middlesex Cancer Center… Trophies: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize… Dash plaques to the first 200 cars… Music… Food and beverages available for purchase… For more information contact: Michael Brown at 860-982-3227, or Michael Bellobuono at 860-707-4231…”… FLYER – We uploaded a copy of the electronic flyer (from which all of the above info was transcribed) that our friend Lori Brown sent to us via the Facebook system, to the SAAC Facebook page, and the direct link to the uploaded flyer copy is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51056069_2065062540250584_3381456867724099584_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=966a69656f7a0f615ac7255087299a4f&oe=5CC0014A … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2019)

APRIL 27, 2019, Saturday, Monroe – Season Opener for “…Monroe Street Rodders Present: ‘Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…(starts) Saturday, April 27, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please… More info - Monroe Street Rodders on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/ … Will be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays… Even more info - Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend our friend and Whitewalls Car Club member Steve DeVito’s (stevedevito44@gmail.com) for this info, via his e-mails of 3/4, and 3/6/2019… … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/65/2019)

APRIL 27, 2019, Saturday, Oxford – “…Fritz’s Snack Bar Spring 209 Dust Off Car Cruise…”… Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 2pm to 6pm, at Fritz Bobby Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478… Our Dust Off Cruise for the 2019… We hope we fare better than last year!… We will have giveaways, 50/50 raffle, good food… Come on down, let’s have some fun!…”… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2104505109597865/ … webmaster’s note – Thanks Melissa Mekdeci of the Fritz’s Car Cruise Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185/) for the heads up!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

APRIL 27, 2019, Sunday, Milford – “…’The 2019 Tools For Techs Car Show’ – Part of the Platt Tech Spring Festival, including Flea Market, Crafts, and Food Trucks… Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 10am to 3pm, at Platt Tech High School, 600 Orange Avenue, Milford, CT 06460… ‘…A great show with trophies in many categories. A flea market, and food truck festival. A cow chip raffle, with over $2,000 in cash prizes… $25 for show cars, spectators free… Call: John G. Profetto at 203-444-1323…’ webmaster’s note – We found the above info and transcribed it directly from the Hemmings dedicated event page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55085 – and there was also a “Vendors Needed” poster that was part of the Hemmings event listing, which talks about the types of vendors they are looking for (it appears they want a wide variety of vendors, not just car stuff), which you can view online at: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/66155568-0-0.jpg?rev=1 – and a rain date of April 28th is also noted on that poster (presumably the car show would also be postponed to the 28th if it rained on the 27th… Here’s also a Milford Patch info page about the overall Spring Festival at Platt Tech: https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/calendar/event/20190319/520893/platt-tech-spring-festival-car-show-flea-market-crafts ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Bristol49th Annual Connecticut Street Rod Association Spring Swap Meet… Quoting from the CSRA coming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…50th Annual CSRA Spring Swap Meet, April 28, 2019… The 50th annual Spring Swap Meet will once again be held at the Lake Compounce parking lot in Bristol CT. I 84 to exit 31, north on 229, follow the signs or use GPS 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, Ct 06010. 6:00 AM -3:00PM, rain or shine… Antique, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Classic, Racing, Special Interest, Trucks, tools, Collectables, Toys, and used speed parts offered… Vendor spots $40.. (Vendor spots are 15' X 20' If you can't fit entirely in this dimension, you must buy more spots)… Spectators $10 per. Kids under 12 free. Cars for sale $30. Truck and trailer $60… We offer Saturday set up from 10AM-4:30PM, however there is no overnight stays. You will have to return on Sunday morning and park in Spectator parking, then walk to your spot. No driving cars in the swap meet area on Sunday…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2018) 

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Norwalk – Gateway Antique Automobile Club 45th Antique and Classic Car Show… Quoting from the OldRide.com page where we found this event listing (https://www.oldride.com/events/6435131.html): “…Gateway Antique Automobile Club 44th Antique and Classic Car Show… April 28, 2019, Sunday, Norwalk, CT 8AM - 3PM… Rain date: May 5, 2019… Trophies - Food - Swap Meet – Music… Located at Taylor Farm; follow Beach Road to Calf Pasture Beach turn left just before the Calf Pasture Beach entrance… Club Choice Awards are presented by category… There are many different classes... 1985 Cut Off Year… Info: Jim Ferrara 203-329-8271 or Bob LeBlanc 203-853-1848… Admission: $5.00 $4.00 (Parking $5.00)… Registration fee: $15.00 $10.00… Contact Info: Phone: (203)-328-8271; E-mail: carshow@exchangeclub.comMore info - https://gatewayautoclub.com/ … *3/27/2019 UPDATES - Thanks to an eagle-eyed SAAC Calendar reader who compared our published info (from December) about this event to what is currently appearing on the OldRide.com event page (https://www.oldride.com/events/6435131.html), and who took the time to drop a thoughtful e-mail to us, we have just made some revisions to some of the admission & car registration numbers, to make sure that we are publishing the most correct & up-to-date info, which we ALWAYS strive to do! Thanks again to our friend for the heads-up!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018; updated car show admission & car show registration costs were incorporated into this listing as of 3/27/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, New Britain – The Central Car Club Presents C3’s Spring Charity Car Show 2019, 10am to 3pm at the CCSU Bookstore, 105 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06053… “…Show cars and spectators can show up at 10am. Entrance price for show cars is TBD, and spectators are free… The date for Connecticut's largest for-charity spring car show is locked in, so share it up!... Charity TBD…”… webmaster’s note – There is a lot more info about the event that you should definitely take the time to read and be aware of--please be sure to visit the official Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2267787859898413/Even more info – Please be sure to visit (& “Like”) the Central Car Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Hebron – Season opener for The Gear Head Mafia Car Club of Connecticut's Ted's IGA of Hebron 2019 Cruise Nights... Sunday, April 28th at 4pm, benefit for Austin Villar... Other dates: Sunday, May 26th at 4pm... Sunday, July 28th at 6pm... Sunday, August 25th at 6pm... Sunday, September 29th at 6pm... Sunday, October 27th at 3pm, 'Cruisin' for Boobies & Halloween Bash'... Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248... For more info - http://www.gearheadmafia.org/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - where the FLYER from which all of the above info came is at: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52387439_2034002593303230_992544062814814208_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=f700883230c6b6ceb90ffe6e40f897dc&oe=5D190008   … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/26/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Stratford – “…’Pints and Pistons’ – The First-Ever Car Meet Co-Produced by Automotive Restorations, Inc., and Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford, CT…Quoting from the listing we just ran across on the Coming Events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm) of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: ”… Sunday April 28th, Automotive Restorations & Two Roads Brewing Company Presents Pints & Pistons at Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Ave Stratford CT 06615… Admission is Free and registration is not required... The Hop Shed opens at 11:00 AM… Two Roads is offering $5.00 off any purchase of $20.00 or more in their company store… Cados Egg Truck will be on site serving Break-Fast all morning… For information go to: http://www.automotiverestorations.com/ …”… FLYER – The CT Seaporters also posted a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which contains more details, and it viewable online at the following link: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2019/pintspistons.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/27/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Seymour – The Seymour Lions Club Presents ‘The 2019 Season Dust-Off Cruise’ at Tri-Town Plaza, 1pm to 4pm, at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483… “…This is a memorial cruise for Jack Pitt… Sponsored by Law Office of Karen A. Fisher…”… For additional information please contact: Corky @ 203-619-1571 or Melissa at 203-430-9356, or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net … “…Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aids…”… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/318725372177194/): “…This will be a memorial cruise for Jack Pitt… It will be held at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT… This show will be lots for fun for the whole family, we take pride in the part we play bringing car enthusiasts together to celebrate a time when the automobile was more than just an appliance. We invite all hot rods, street rods, rat rods, classic, custom, trucks, motorcycles and antiques to join us… As local car aficionados showcase their vintage, classic, and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles and all the work they have done on them, there are opportunities to network and uncover new ideas for local car enthusiasts… Trophies will be award for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place car/truck winners also a motorcycle trophy will be award. Our sponsors pick the winners! Music raffles, socializing makes for a fun night!... For more information visit our web site www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/seymourct/ or our Facebook page ‘The Seymour Lions Club’, follow us on Twitter @seymourlions, email us seymourlions52@att.net or call Lion Corky @ 203-619-1571 or Lion Melissa @ 203-430-9356…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Hamden – "...Car Meet hosted by LTZ-D of M-PIRE A.C. - Benefiting Kidney Foundation, 12pm to 8pm, at AutoZone, 2101 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT... The Kidney Foundation will be accepting donations..."... webmaster's note - We transcribed the above info from a flyer that was posted a few days ago, on the Facebook system, by our friend Davon Darden (https://www.facebook.com/davon.darden1), who also included this additional note: "...April 28th, 2101 Dixwell Ave., Hamden CT!!! From 12pm - 8pm… At the AutoZone by Hamden Plaza!!!... For those of you that know me, you know what my mission is!!! I hope you can all make it!!! Free food while it lasts!!! The #KIDNEYFOUNDATION of Cheshire will be in the building and accepting donations!!! Hope to see you there!!!..." Awesome! Great cause to support also!... Additional info - AutoZone info & map: https://www.autozone.com/locations/ct/hamden/2101-dixwell-ave.html ... Also, M-PIRE A.C. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mpirefireac/ ... Thanks again Davon!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2019)

APRIL 28 212019, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) – “The Early Ford V8 Club of New England’s 49th Annual Spring Tune-Up" – Flea Market & Car Show, 7am to 1pm (“Get there very early!”), at Fitchburg Municipal Airport, Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the “William B. Macgregor Jr, The Junkyard Artist, 2019 Show & Events Schedule” page: https://www.junkyardartist.com/Show%20Schedule.htm … Even more info - Here are some potentially helpful links: Early Ford V8 Club of New England main web site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/ … April flea market info page: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/Fleamarket.htm (NOTE: 2018 info is still there as of this writing)… Early Ford V8 Club of New England on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/v8clubofnewengland/ … Fitchburg Airport general info - https://www.fitchburgma.gov/175/Airport - and this is where we found a street address for the airport of: 567 Crawford Street, Fitchburg MA 01420 ... *2/26/2019 IMPORTANT UPDATES - We were nosing around on the internet today and found that this event is now listed for April 28th, rather than April 21st, as we had originally seen! So, we're hereby updating the listing and moving it to the right spot on our calendar!... INFO - Here are two very detailed event references that are worth checking out for details--first the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2213112132085991/ - and also the Hemmings event page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54600 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2019; very important updates incorporated into this listing as of 2/26/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Haddam Neck – The Belltown Antique Car Club Presents The 45th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Meet… Quoting from the official press release received via e-mail from Belltown event publicity rep Dan Davd (dan12david@yahoo.com), dated 1/10/2019: “…For Immediate Release… P. R. Contact: Dan David 860-526-3189 dan12david@yahoo.com ... Belltown Antique Engine & Tractor Meet Set for Sunday, April 28th, East Hampton, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2019) – ‘…The Belltown Antique Car Club will host its 45th annual Antique Engine & Tractor Meet on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Danaher Field in Haddam Neck (across from Haddam Neck Fire Station) at 73 Rock Landing Rd., located off Rte. 151 on the east side of the Connecticut River, north of East Haddam and south of Cobalt. Please Note: This year’s show is strictly being held on a “field conditions permitting” basis. Consult the club web site or call a club contact for an update. Rain prior to or on the day of the show may cause cancellation… On display will be an interesting assortment of antique stationary engines, as well as working scale reproductions, of the types that once powered early farm equipment, sawmills, lathes and even washing machines. Vintage farm tractors will also be exhibited, many of which have been lovingly restored. You are sure to enjoy seeing and hearing examples of these remarkable engines and old tractors being demonstrated throughout the day… Exhibitors receive a dash plaque. Judging begins at noon and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m…. Also included in the show is a flea market with vendors offering antique engine, tractor and vehicle parts, used power equipment, tools, and general merchandise… Food will be available on the premises, provided by the East Hampton Lion’s Club as part of their community fund raising efforts… Show hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - field conditions permitting; “Always the last Sunday in April”… General Admission: $ 4.00 per person; children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Spectator parking is free. Please, no bicycles or pets… For more information visit the club’s web site, www.belltownantiquecarclub.org … Club contacts for exhibitors and vendors: Alan Carlson 860-510-9847 (cell), Jim Way 860-319-6088 (cell), Club e-mail belltowncarclub@gmail.com ...’...”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2019)

MAY 2, 2019, Thursday, Stratford – Season opener for “Car Show Thursdays – ‘Every Thursday Is Cruise Night’ – Hosted by Joey C’s Boathouse”… ’…Every Thursday, May 2 through September 5…’…”…Every Thursday is Cruise Night, 5:30 ‘til 8:30… Starts May 2… Family fun, food, prizes, music… For more information FDEE4115@gmail.com ... Joey C’s Boathouse, 955 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06613…”… For more information: See the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/413861312524428/ - And make sure to visit & “Like” the Joey C’s Boathouse Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/joeycsBOATHOUSE/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

MAY 2, 2019, Thursday, Seymour – Season opener for “Summer Cruise Nights 2019 – Presented by Seymour Lions Club – at Tri-Town Plaza, Seymour”… ’…Thursday nights cruise, 5:30 to 8:30pm, following dates: May 2nd …May 16th … May 30th … June 13th … June 27th … July 11th… July 25th … August 8th … August 22nd … September 5th… September 19th … Weather permitting… Trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!...’… Visit our Facebook page: “The Seymour Lions Club…”… For additional information please contact: Corky at 203-619-1571 or Melissa at 203-430-9356, or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net … “…Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aids…”… For more information: Please make sure to visit & “Like” the Seymour Lions Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

MAY 3-5, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – “The Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association Presents: ‘Rhinebeck 2019,’ Car Show & Swap Meet ”, Friday May 3rd, Saturday May 4th, and Sunday May 5th, at Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Ave.), Rhinebeck, NY… Friday @ Noon = Swap Meet Starts; Saturday = Rods & Customs, Sports Compacts/Pickups; Sunday = Antiques & Classics… Info: https://rhinebeckcarshow.com/index.html or e-mail jadoyle@frontiernet.net … Additional info – We found more info & details about this event also listed on the coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), which was as follows: “… May 3, 2019 – May 5, 2019, Rhinebeck Car Show and Swap Meet… Swap Meet Hours:  Friday May 3rd 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, Saturday May 4th 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday May 5 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM… Car Show: Saturday May 4th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM,  Hot Rods, Customs, Race Cars, Compact Customs and Pickups;   Sunday May 5th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Unmodified Antiques and Classic Cars to 1994… For details go to https://rhinebeckcarshow.com/index.html ...” … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2019)

MAY 3, 2019, Friday, Milford – Season opener for “The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruises,” Friday, May 3, 2019, at the McDonalds of Milford across from the Post Mall, located at: 1376 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460... webmaster's note - This is a very early heads-up calendar listing for the BSG-ers' super-popular Milford Friday night cruise nights for the 2019 season. They have not made any official announcements yet, but when I saw a picture of BSG member AJ's '63 Fairlane posted online on Facebook, I asked if AJ knew the opening date for 2019--at which point BSG's President Will Fleming chimed in and indicated that the 2019 opening night would be May 3rd--and there you have it! We will certainly update this listing as more info becomes available. Here's a marked-up screen shot of the Facebook exchange: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51951462_2080926678664170_7044247661137887232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=6c296f418ef36c168da0673e5bae3f4f&oe=5CEB8F35   … For more info - http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ and also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ ... *4/15/2019 UPDATE – We just heard last month that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club has an awesome all-new web site, located at: www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.org – be sure to add it to your favorites!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/26/2019; updated official web site address for the club added to this listing as of 4/15/2019)

MAY 4, 2019, Saturday, Middletown – “The 12th Annual EJK’s Xavier High School Car Show,” Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10am to 2pm (Rain date = May 5, 2019), at Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT 06457… Quoting from the Hemmings event info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54494): “… 12th Annual EJK's Xavier High School Car Show, May 04, 2019 10am-2pm… Rain Date: May 5, 2019… Xavier High School181 Randolph Rd. Middletown, CT… $10 Donation Requested for Entries, $1 Donation Requested for Spectators… Food-Music-Prizes & a GREAT SHOW… All Proceeds will be donated to The Eric J. Kalber Memorial Scholarship Fund, remembering Eric J. Kalber, Class of 2004… Pre-register at: https://www.xavierhighschool.org/student-life/clubs-activities/classic-car-club ... For more Information, & details: contact Jon Kee Vose at: 860-575-5247 or e-mail: JoVose@xavierhighschool.org … FLYER – Following is the direct link to the electronic flyer that was also included with the Hemmings event listing: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/65572619-0-0.jpg?rev=1 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2019)

MAY 4, 2019, Saturday, Meriden – Season opener for “…American Muscle Car Club Cruise Night at Class Act Auto Wash…”… Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… “…It's our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...”… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355697438375467/ … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the American Muscle Car Club (on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and make sure you give ‘em a “Like while you’re there) all the work they do to organize and run these events! I have been to several, and they are always relaxed, low-key, welcoming, and FUN!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

MAY 4, 2019, Saturday, Berlin – Automobilia Auctions LLC (“Auctioneers and Appraisers of Quality Automobilia”) Presents: Automobilia and Literature Auction, Nest Egg Auctions, 758 Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT… A no-reserve sale of quality automobilia and literature, bidding will be live, absentee, internet... Jerry 860-655-8682… For more info: glettieri@cox.net … Previews, complete illustrated catalog, and bidding info will be on our web site around March 20th… www.automobiliaauctions.com …” webmaster’s note – We found this info within the “Connecticut Events” section of the February 2019 issue of Hemmings Motor News. We posted the info on the SAAC Facebook page, and here’s a photo of the Hemmings ad, as it appeared printed in that issue, that we added to our Facebook post: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/r270/49583188_2023431471080358_730130610525306880_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=a4ba9e93dad1bace292725b4b1fdf688&oe=5C90F704 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, BerlinSummer Knights 28th Annual Benefit Car Show… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/283343352524659/): “…Summer Knights 28th Annual Benefit Car Show, Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9am to f3pm, at Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT 06037… ‘…Come join us for our 28th annual benefit car show!... Admission: $10 per car; $5 per person at the front gate; Military personal never a charge, with ID… 30 wonderful trophies… Great food and drink… Music all day… Special guests Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars, AJ from the hit WPLR morning radio show Chaz and AJ in the morning, and Scott Zipadelli, winning NASCAR crew chief… Come and see wonderful classic cars, hot rods, race cars, and vintage automobiles! Well over 350 cars expected… Come help us celebrate our 28th year hosting this show!... Please share this event notice with all your family and social media friends!...’…” …”… More info: Be sure to visit the Summer Knights’ online home at: https://summerknights.net … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2018)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, Windsor – “…Annual Cam Jammers Auto Club Benefit Car Show…”… Quoting from the very nice e-mail dated 2/13/2019 that we received from Bob Hawkins (rshawkins46@gmail.com) of the Cam Jammers: “…Hello, If you would add our Car Show to your Calendar that would be much appreciated…. ‘…Cam Jammers Auto Club Benefit Car Show, May 5, 2019; 10am to 3pm (Rain Date May19th)… Bart’s Drive In, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor CT… $10 Registration benefiting "The Protectors of Animals Inc." A NO Kill Volunteer Organization… Specialty Awards, Top Ten Picks, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Muscle, Race, Classics and Customs… Music – Food… Additional Info: Bob Carterud 860-559-2509; Bob Stickels 860-478-1974…’… Thank You, Bob Hawkins - Cam Jammers Car Club… 860-490-2934…”… More info – Cam Jammers Car Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/camjammers/ … Bart’s Drive-In, on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/bartsbeanery/ … And Protectors of Animals (which is based in East Hartford, CT), on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/POAHome/ (make sure to visit and “Like” both of those last FB pages while you’re there!); Protectors of Animals’ main web site is at: https://poainc.org/ … Even more info – We also ran across the Hemmings event listing online, which is located at:https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54763 … webmaster’s note – Thanks again Bob Hawkins for the heads up about this great-sounding event, at a cool venue, that benefits a wonderful cause!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, Norwalk – Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer… Quoting from the broadcast press release we received, attached to a 1/15/2019 e-mail from Mark Schelegel (paulinems@aol.com): “…May 5th 2019, Sunday, Norwalk, CT: “Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer, 3rd Annual Car Show - Fund Raiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research… Imports, Customs and Classics… Trophies – Food – Music… At: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT… Event Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm… Trophies Awarded by 3:00pm… Rain date: May 12th, 2019… For additional info and registration form please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574, E-mail: pcresearch17@gmail.com – Facebook: Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer (webmaster’s note: The actual Facebook address is: https://www.facebook.com/rallyeforpc/) – web site: www.rallyeforpancreaticcancer.org ...”... Mark Schlegel’s cover note from his email read as follows: “…Dear fellow car club enthusiasts, Hopefully I have reached the correct emails to post our 3rd Annual Show. Please let me know if I have not. We thank you in advance… Mark Schlegel…” Sounds good—great sounding show for a great cause! Thanks so much for keeping us on your mailing list for the show announcement—we are happy to help spread the word! … Additional Updates – Right after we put wrote to thank Mark for the info, and put this event notice together, we received a very nice follow-up note from Pauline Schlegel: “…Thank you. Just to keep you updated we just presented Dr. Frank with an additional $20,000.  That brings our total for 2 years to $ 60,000.00. Now if we could only get more people to join the research study would be wonderful. Pancreatic Cancer is a death sentence for most.  It was for Mark's sister. She was diagnosed on September 8, 2017 and was gone on December 12, 2017. She had the kind that the majority of people get. Mark is fortunate in that he has a rare slower growing form. Even he is somewhat of a miracle still getting treatment every 2 weeks.  We look forward to our show in May… Thank you… Pauline Schlegel…” Thank you again Pauline, and I hope that readers can appreciate the importance of this mission to battle this affliction, and how valuable progress toward a cure is, especially for those who’s family has been affected. What a fantastic grand total for the two years that the how has been running, that is being directed toward important research. Our hats are off to Mark, Pauline, and everyone who works to make this wonderful benefit car event happen! Keep up the great work, and God Bless you all!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, Durham – Coginchaug Car Show – ‘Show Us Your Ride, All Years Welcome!’ – Fundraiser for Future Campus Unification Projects, 10am-3pm, at Coginchaug High School, 135 Picket Lane, Durham, CT 06422… Entry fee $10 (cash only)… Rain date = May 19th… More info: crhscarshow@gmail.com … webmaster’s note - Thanks Joseph Viski from Coginchaug for the follow-up & flyer for the upcoming Sunday, May 5th, 2019 Benefit Car Show at Coginchaug H.S. in Durham, CT! Sounds great, and supports a great cause! I am happy to be getting this onto the SAAC calendar page (http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/calendar.htm), and into the newsletter… Quoting from the nice e-mail we received from Joseph, dated 4/5/2019: "...Hi Steve, Thanks so much for the help! We do have a flyer which I have attached to this email and a link to a registration form (filling it out isn't a requirement, but it's appreciated)… We will be giving dash plaques out to the first 25 show cars, and towards the end of the show there will be a vote for 3 trophies: Teacher favorite, Student favorite, and best in show. The funds raised from the show will go towards future school projects such as this one for our Campus Unification class… Thanks again for including our show in your calendar and newsletter… Regards, -Joseph..."… FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer that I received from Joseph (from which many details were transcribed, at the beginning of this listing), and then uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook page: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56247972_2160777774012393_957682178345402368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=c878b6693f815e2b0f5cd90513a4a62c&oe=5D347802 … REGISTRATION - Here's the registration form link that Joseph also provided (as noted above, it is not required that you fill this out—you can still come & participate): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1myHG7nynsM1c4d5RKiF5pgMfBE2Y60msrSU1AwDLpio/viewform?edit_requested=true … Special Thanks – I would like to extend special thanks to my friend Dan David from the Belltown Antique Car Club for his assistance with this event info, including assistance with making contact directly with Mr. Viski from the car show as well!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, South Meriden – American Legion Post 45 Car Show in Memory of Tom Caliendo, 11am-4pm, at American Legion, 835 Hanover Road, South Meriden, CT 06451 … Cars, trucks, and bikes… Many trophies… DJ, food, relax on scenic Hanover Pond… $10 per vehicle, to support our Veterans… Rain date = May 11th… More info: 203-634-9876 or 203-641-4622…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our Meriden friend Rob Lorenzo from the American Muscle Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/), who posted the Official Flyer for this event, back a couple of days ago, on the Facebook system, along with the following note: “…CAR SHOW: The American Legion Post 45 in Meriden CT will be having their 100th year anniversary with a car show to honor their friend Tom Caliendo. Tom (Tom’s Place) was an avid car enthusiast and well known for throwing some awesome car shows in South Meriden along with having some awesome street rods and muscle cars. Join American Muscle Car Club and come support our Veterans and celebrate a day to honor them and our friend Tom…”… Sounds fantastic, and what a nice way to remember a great man, and with benefit support to Veterans also... FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer that Rob posted, and from which all of the above info at the beginning of this listing was transcribed: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56649255_1062977420555671_1227741226472570880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeHbQRXNzpOFZBk5f-_nA1leKsXfdz-cAP1LzGBbKCjyDEE_xXevgRAl5c2PgtMXjjrVii9dykC1ucVt99VwRtB0rg87SE19QybpQlpQoD06Mw&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=d2895086409e42bc4bb65ba60aeb3129&oe=5D025A6C … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, PomfretCVA's 29th Annual Spring Dust-Off… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...Sunday May 5, 2019 - The CVA’s  29th Annual Spring Dust-off, Address: Loos & Co. junction of Rt. 169 & Rt. 101, Pomfret Ct. 06259, from 9am to 3pm. This is an informal, non-judged VW gathering held rain or shine. Dash Plaques to the first 100 cars. Food available at Pizza 101 and Baker’s Dozen.  Please, no alcohol, loud music, vending or burnouts! For more info: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org ..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

MAY 6, 2019, Monday, North Haven – Season opener for “…The Doo Wop Cruisers North Haven Shopping Plaza Monday Cruise Night…”… Quoting from the 2/14/2019 post on The Doo Wop Cruisers car club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Guess what time it is?  That’s right, Cruise Night will start again on May 6th, at North Haven Shopping Plaza on Washington Street, North Haven! See ya al there! Yeahhhhh!!...”… webmaster’s note – Sounds great to us! We have been to this event many times, both as a spectator, and as a participant! The people are friendly, and the cars are great! Can’t wait to get back to North Haven again for more cruisin’ fun in 2019!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

MAY 11, 2019, Saturday, Plantsville – Southington High School Presents the ‘4th Annual Robert J. Beeney Memorial Car Show’ – Proceeds Benefit The Bob Beeney Scholarship for SHS Seniors Pursuing A Technology Career, 10am-3pm, at The Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, CT 06489… webmaster’s note - The following info comes directly from the Coming Events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club, https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm : “…Saturday May, 11, 2019, Plantsville CT, 4th Annual Robert J Beeney Car Show, Southington Drive In, 10am-3pm… This Car show is a memorial Car show for a former automotive teacher at Southington High School, Mr. Beeney, who passed away after fighting cancer. All funds raised will be used to award a scholarship to a student planning on pursuing a technical related career. There will be food, raffles, 50/50 raffle, goody bags, music, and trophies. Last year there were 14 raffle items including restaurant gift cards and Lake Compounce tickets. All car years and makes welcome. Pre-registration not Needed. $10 per show car Spectators free… Contact Jared 860-628-1482, or: jaredfer@att.net …” FLYER LINK – The following flyer link was also provided within the listing published by the CT Seaport Car Club: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2019/SHS%202019%20Final%20Car%20Show%20%20Flyer.jpg… Additional info – Here’s the Facebook link to the event that was provided on the flyer: https://www.facebook.com/Robert-J-Beeney-Memorial-Car-Show-407411856359736/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

MAY 11, 2019, Saturday, Wallingford – Season opener for Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club Presents: “2019 Cruise Nights” in the plaza of Chick-Fil-A and Lowe’s of Wallingford, 1094 North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays… 2019 Schedule (no rain dates): May 11th … May 25th … June 8th … June 22nd …July 13th … July 27th … August 10th … August 24th … September 14th … September 28th … October 12th … October 19th … “… “…All Classic, Muscle, & Specialty Cars Welcome! Classic Imports Too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles!... 50/50 drawing… Music, and more!...”… Brought to you by www.charteroakfirebirds.org – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person. No alcohol. No burnouts. No dogs allowed, except for service animals. Please come, have fun, and be safe!... For more info - Please review the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/582306265603927/ … Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

MAY 12, 2019, Sunday, Milford – Season opener for “…Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee…”… Milford Cars & Coffee Season Opener, hosted by the Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee organization (https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/), Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 8:30am, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… webmaster’s note - Please see the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/289881985015385/ … And also please do go and visit their main Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ … Additional thoughts – I have attended several of these over the past few years, both as a spectator and as a participant, and have had a fantastic time each and every time! The mix of cars & trucks that shows up is truly wide-ranging, and all-inclusive, from ooh-la-la exotic supercars, to antiques, to hot rods, to lead sleds, to sport compacts, to vintage and modern muscle cars, and MUCH MORE! You NEED to come and experience it for yourself! I am looking forward to coming back to Milford Cars & Coffee again this coming season! I have not heard or seen anything else about any other upcoming 2019 dates for Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee, but I will certainly be keeping my eyes open... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2019)

MAY 14, 2019, Tuesday, Cheshire – Season opener for “…Wayback Burger of Cheshire Tuesday Cruise Nights for 2019…”… Tuesday Cruise, (starts) May 14th, 2019… Wayback Burger, every Tuesday, 5pm-8pm, May 14th thru October 1st, 2019… 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410… Call: Norm LeClair at 203-228-3465…”… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Hemmings web site, at this dedicated info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55075 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2019)

MAY 17, 2019, Friday, North Branford – Season opener for “…Marty Forbes Presents The McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have the start date to report to you, based on some texting contact with the man who provides the music for these fantastic local cruise nights--the one and only Rockin' Richard Phillips. In addition to the start date of Friday, May 17th, Rockin' Richard also indicated the hours are 5:30 to 8:30pm... We will next paste in some info from last year's listing for this event on the SAAC calendar: "...'Family Fun Night'… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… 'All makes and models welcome!'... Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…”... Additional info: The shopping plaza where the McDs and DQ are located appears to be known as "North Branford Central Plaza," and with a street address (for you Mapquesters and Wazers) of 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471 (ref: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16431543/280-BRANFORD-ROAD-North-Branford-CT/)...  That's all we know right now--we've already sent a note to our friend Marty Forbes, requesting a 2019 flyer, whenever one may become available, and then we'll also update this listing however required. For now, though, get psyched for a fantastic North Branford summertime Friday night tradition starting up soon!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2019)

MAY 18, 2019, Saturday, New Britain – 2019 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series, at the Klingberg campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052… Quoting from https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ , the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series official web site: “…Join us for the 2019 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series! Featuring Grand Marshal Wayne Carini and his family… Each show is a beautiful display of antique automobiles through 1979. As our spectators have come to expect, you will find rare vintage vehicles you have never seen before. These are family-friendly events with food, music, and fun for everyone… (The list of 2019 event dates are as follow): May 18, 2019 (9:00am – noon)… June 15, 2019 (9:00am - 2:00pm; including Pre-War Concours d'Elegance)... Sept. 21, 2019 (9:00am – noon)… All proceeds benefit Klingberg Family Centers (https://klingberg.org/), a private nonprofit providing help to thousands of children and families throughout Connecticut each year whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms and severe family problems…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2019)

MAY 18, 2019, Saturday, Uncasville – Season opener for “…Cruise Nights 2019 – at The Center of Montville - Presented by The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club…”… The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2019,’ at The Center of Montville, 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… “…Come on down and help us celebrate 20 years of fun with Family and Friends! All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (List of 2019 dates): Saturday, May 18th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, June 15th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, July 20th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm... Saturday, August 17th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, September 21st, 4:00pm until 7:00pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.semc.com… Please, no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) of the SECMC for sending along the Official Flyer for this event attached to his e-mail of 3/18/2019, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed—and we also uploaded a copy of it for your reference—FLYER link: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54432275_2134658576624313_6546783589474762752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=97aa4a7d42a2830215be12300ee3dcff&oe=5D072C44… And there you have it! Hats off to Clem and all of the SECMC-ers for making these events happen, and benefiting such a wonderfully good cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2019)

MAY 18, 2019, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “…Gear Head Mafia Car Club Presents The 4th Annual Glastonbury Elks ‘Care Packages For The Troops Car Show,’ May 18th, 2019… Show information – Time: 10am till 3pm… $10 donation for show cars… Address: 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… Rain date: May 19th, 2019… Sponsored by: Teds IGA, Act Audio, Truck Toyz, CT Cruise News, Olender’s Autobody… Event Features: Trophies, raffles, live music, food trucks, kids hot wheels racing…”…webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from the Official Flyer that was posted by the Gear Head Mafia Car Club at their web site—here’s the direct link to the FLYERhttp://www.gearheadmafia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/GHM-CPFTT-2019.jpg ... More info - Main Gear Head Mafia Car club web site: http://www.gearheadmafia.org/ , and on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ ; (and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 18, 2019, Saturday, New Britain – “The Paddock Classic Cars Grand Opening Event and Car Show”… …Quoting directly from the Hemmings event page - https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55079 : “…The Paddock Classic Cars - Grand Opening Event and Car Show, May 18, 2019 11 AM - 4 PM… Come celebrate our grand opening and meet our honored guest, David Hobbs - accomplished race car driver, television commentator and author. Event includes a classic car show with multiple show classes and awards, food vendors, entertainment and a book signing by David Hobbs - Hobbo. Show car registration is required. Deadline for registration is May 11th. Rain date May 19th… Location: The Paddock Classic Cars, 285 Columbus Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06051… Cost: No Charge… To Register: http://www.thepaddockcars.com/events or call Michael Donnelly at 860-224-1888…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Stratford – Port 5 Naval Veterans Present The 10th Annual Boothe Memorial Park Car Show, at Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford, CT. Quoting from the CT Seaport Car Club’s upcoming car shows page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Save The Date: Sunday May 19, 2019, Stratford CT… Boothe Memorial Park 10th Annual Car Show… Presented by Port 5 Naval Veterans… More details will be posted as they become available…”… Useful links for more info - Port 5 Naval Veterans: https://www.facebook.com/port5usa/ and also: the CT Seaport Car Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctseaportcarclub/ and also: Boothe Memorial Park & Museum: https://www.facebook.com/BootheMemorialParkMuseum/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Clinton – “PiperBus Automotive’s 1st Annual 4B’s VW Show”… …Quoting directly from the Facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/2256018824721608/ : “…PiperBus Automotive’s 1st Annual 4B’s VW Show, hosted by PiperBus Auto, 21 Meadow Road, Clinton, CT 06413… All VWs Welcome!! Air and Water cooled!... Join us for PiperBus Automotive’s 1st Annual 4 B’s VW Show! (Bugs, Buses, Burritos n Beach), AKA the VDub Sea Scrub!... We will gather at the shop at 9am for a open house and breakfast burritos, followed midday with a short cruise to the town beach for a scenic fun time and beach cleanup for those who want to participate…”… More info - PiperBus Automotive’s main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Piperbus-Automotive/934723016710890 - and main web site: http://piperbusautomotive.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Milford – “FCP Euro Cars & Coffee,” hosted by FCP Euro and FCP Euro – Motorsports, Sunday, May 19th, 2019, 9am to 12pm, at FCP Euro, 155 Hill Street, Milford, CT 06460… Quoting directly from the Facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/2034876379961456/ : “…FCP Euro is back with our first Cars & Coffee event of 2019! We wanted to give you all tons of notice because this one will be huge. Attendees will get to enjoy some Boston Brew Co. coffee along with the Grand Opening of the FCP Euro Customer Experience Center. Bring your showstopping rides out of storage for a great event, we can't wait to host you all again….”… More info - FCP Euro on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/fcpeuro/ and/or FCP Euro – Motorsports on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/FCPEuroMotorsports/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Stamford – “4th Annual JM Wright Tech Car & Motorcycle Show”…  We received a heads-up about this event back in late January from our local old car friend Stephen DeVito (stevedevito44@gmail.com), who wrote: “…Steve, would you please post this on SAAC? Thank you, best regards, Steve…” We went straight to the official event page (http://jmwrighttechpfo.org/carshow/) that Steve referenced in his note, for the complete event details: “…Car Show… Join us for the JMWT Car & Motorcycle Show 2019, Sunday,  May 19, 2019 (rain date June 2), 10am – 3pm (gates open at 8am - must be in place by 11am for judging)… In years gone by, the Wright Tech Car Show was one of the highlights of the year … then JM Wright Tech closed its doors.  After significant renovation, JM Wright Tech rose from the ashes like a phoenix to come to life once again.  This past year, with the reinvention of JM Wright Tech, we sought to bring this back this tradition in a new way … hence the JM Wright Tech Car & Motorcycle Show Fundraiser… This is a super fun day of cars, motorcycles, events, activities, food, music, raffles and more.  All the proceeds from this event help the JMWT PFO to support the students and bridge state funding gaps by assisting with such things as materials for shop learning, field trips to local learning facilities, after-school activities, scholarships, post-graduation parties (for a safe way to celebrate their accomplishments) and Proms… Things to look forward to this year: One-of-a-Kind, Unique Trophies (all categories); must be in place by noon for judging… Music, Activities… Great Food… Great Friends… We hope to see you there!... Advanced vehicle registration is $15 / $20 at the door… Download, fill out and return the Registration Form, they must be received no later than May 11th… All monies are considered donations, we are a pending 501(c)3 non-profit,  Federal ID: 82-4544788…Support Us!  Are you willing to offer a donation of a product or service?  Would you be willing to support us as a Sponsor?  Please fill out the JMWT Car Show Sponsorship Form and send it to JMWT PFO c/o Car Show (120 Bridge St, Stamford CT 06905). Sponsorships are due by April 27, 2018 to be included in advertising.  Sponsorship donations will be received at any time.  All monies are considered donations, we are a pending 501(c)3 non-profit,  Federal ID: 82-4544788… This year we are seeking Vendors for our car & motorcycle show. If you have something to peddle we are interested to know about it. We will be limiting the number of vendors per category to 2. Preference is given to those who have car/motorcycle/truck related products/services. Please fill out the JMWT Vendor form and submit that to us…”… FORMS – Following are direct links to the forms mentioned above - Vehicle reg. formhttp://jmwrighttechpfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/JMWT-2018-Vehicle-Registration-Vetted.pdf ... Sponsor formhttp://jmwrighttechpfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/JMWT-2018-Car-Show-Sponsor-Form-Updated.pdf … Vendor reg. formhttp://jmwrighttechpfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/JMWT-Vendor-Registration-Form-Car-Show-2018.pdf … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Wethersfield – “The Wethersfield Spring Car Show – Brought to You By The Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce and The Over The Hill Gang EC”… … Quoting directly from the Hemmings event page – https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54342 : “…Wethersfield Spring Car Show, May 19, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm… Wethersfield Spring Car Show brought to you by the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce and The Over The Hill Gang EC. It will be held on May 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a rain date of May 26, 2019. It will be held at Putnam Park Plaza, 100 Great Meadow Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109… Sponsor: Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, Kims Flower Shop, Over The Hill Gang EC… Location: Putnam Park Plaza, 100 Great Meadow Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109… Cost: $10 for cars, spectators free… To Registerhttp://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ or call Tat Hays at 860-529-1055…”… More info – Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!), and/or their main web site at: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Somers – “The 4th Annual Supreme Auto Charity Car Show – Benefiting America’s VetDogs”… … Quoting from Kristie Pettit’s (Event Coordinator, Supreme Auto Service Center Charity Car Show, supremeautoct@gmail.com) e-mail note from January of this year: “…Supreme Auto Service Center (“Supreme Auto”) will be holding its 4th annual car show on May 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Rain Date: June 2, 2019). This year's show will be held at Pleasant View Café located at 452 South Road (Route 83) in Somers, Connecticut. This year’s charity beneficiary is America’s VetDogs…. America’s VetDogs is a non-profit charitable organization from Smithtown, New York that provides service dogs FREE of charge to veterans and first responders with disabilities.  Many wounded service men and women wish to receive a service dog of their own.  These service dogs help individuals with PTSD, hearing loss, vision impairment and other mental and physical disabilities. They do this all at NO COST to the individual… Our event will have: DJ, Raffles, Door Prize, 50/50, Dash Plaques, Goody Bags, Vendors, Food Trucks… All Years, Makes and Models Welcome!... More information at:  www.supremeautosc.com/charity-car-show …”... More info – America’s VetDogs on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AmericasVetDogs/ and/or their main web site: https://www.vetdogs.org/ - what a positively fantastic organization, and what a great job by the Supreme Auto folks having America’s VetDogs as their beneficiary of choice!... And finally, please be sure to visit the Supreme Auto Center’s official Facebook page and give them a “Like” while you’re there also: https://www.facebook.com/SupremeAutoServiceCenter/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

MAY 20th, 2019, Monday, New London – Season opener for Ocean Beach Park of New London’s “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”… Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320… Quoting from the event description provided on the OBP web site “Park Events” page (https://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): “…Cruise Night - Monday Evenings… “…Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night” show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning classic music. Parking and admission is free.  There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well…”… webmaster’s note - Speaking for myself, I’ve been to the OBP summertime cruise nights several times over the years, and it’s always a wonderful laid-back beach vibe, with great cars, and friendly people. It is absolutely one of my favorite summertime car-things-to-do! The reason we are getting this onto our calendar in a timely manner is also thanks to a very nice e-mail heads-up that we just received; quoting from the e-mail from our Southeastern CT old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), with the subject line “Ocean Beach Cruise Night Schedule,” that was dated 4/9/2019: “…Hi Steve, Ocean Beach just published their official schedule - cruise nights start Monday, May 20th and run every Monday through September 9th. In case folks aren't familiar, it's free for everyone to get in after 5 PM but if you just tell them at the booth you're participating in the cruise night, they will let you in for free any time after 4 PM… Thought you would want to know for the calendar. Schedule is attached… Best... Clem…”… Fantastic, thanks so much, Clem! Clem provided a copy of the entire season’s-worth of OBP events, and I believe I was able to locate all of the 2019 Dates for the OBP Monday Cruise Nights—they are as follows: May 20th … May 27th … June 3rd … June 10th … June 17th … June 24th… July 1st … July 8th … July 15th … July 22nd … July 29th … August 5th … August 12th … August 19th … August 26th … September 2nd … September 9th … And there you have it! This schedule is also viewable online at the OBP 2019 Summer Entertainment Schedule page, located online at: http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ - and as always, be aware it is noted that the schedule is subject to change, and advice to watch the OBP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/) for updates and cancellations... More info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Ocean Beach Park Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ … And please also do the same for 98.7 WNLC at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/987WNLC/ - and also check their main web site out at: https://www.wnlc.com/… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – 24th Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830… More info: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

JUNE 1, 2019, Saturday, East Haven – The George A. Laszlo Memorial Checker Cars and other Taxicabs Exhibition at The Shore Line Trolley Museum… Quoting from the Hemmings event page, https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54739 : “…The George A Laszlo Memorial Checker Cars and other Taxicabs Exhibition, June 01, 2019, 11:00am to 4:00pm… A display of the unique vehicles manufactured by the Checker Cab Co. and other taxi manufacturers will be held on the grounds of the Shore Line Trolley Museum. Scheduled to attend are one of the longest production limosuines ever built in the US known as the Aerobus and a retired NYC yellow cab with over 1.25 million miles along with several others. The museum will be operating its historic fleet including trolleys and NYC Subway cars. Also on display will be a surviving subway car from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. All visitors are encouraged to take a ride and view the grounds… Location: 17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512… Cost: Free car viewing (admission charge for museum and rides)… More info: Call Shore Line Trolley Museum at 203-467-6927, or web site: http://shorelinetrolley.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/3/2019)

JUNE 1 & 2, 2019, Saturday & Sunday, Naugatuck – Don Clady Presents ‘Super Sunday Reunion Motorcycle & Car Show and Veterans Festival’ – Indoor   & Out, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm, at Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770… All new outdoor food court and activities… Plenty of free parking, and on-street motorcycle parking available… General admission $10; children 8-13 $5; children under 8 free… Portion of proceeds to benefit Mission 22, the new Gold Star Families Memorial of CT, and other military related causes… For more information on sponsorship opportunities, vendor space, club space, or other opportunities to participate, please e-mail: donclady@ctcruisenews.com or call Don at 860-354-5110… www.ctcruisenews.com … More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317127441899786/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/3/2019)

JUNE 2, 2019, Sunday, Trumbull – Monroe Street Rodders Present Car Show in Memory of Sammy Teja, Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, Plasko Farm, Trumbull, CT... Quoting from our friend and Whitewalls Car Club member Steve DeVito’s (stevedevito44@gmail.com) e-mail of 3/4/2019: “…New Date in Sammy's Honor: Sunday, June 2 at Plasko Farm in Trumbull. Sammy's widow Ilonna and daughter Christina will be there with his Pontiac Tempest LeMans...”… For more info - Monroe Street Rodders: https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/ …. Plasko’s Farm of Trumbull: 670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611, https://plaskofarm.com/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Plaskos-Farm-and-Plaskos-Farm-Creamery-346035738905826/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2019)

JUNE 2, 2019, Sunday, Waterford – The CT MG Club’s 32nd Annual ‘British By The Sea’ – A Fun Gathering of People who Own and Appreciate British Vehicles of all Marques… June 2nd, 2019, 10am ‘till 4pm, at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT… More info – http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBtS.html or Steve and Annie Wincze, 860-693-4249, or MGTD52@comcast.net … Additional info – Shoreline Antique Auto Connection is sponsoring a BBtS car show class this year! We don’t know which one (we told them to pick one that didn’t have a sponsor), but we have sent in our sponsorship $’s! Happy to help out monetarily in a small way with this very cool event!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/3/2019)

JUNE 15, 2019, Saturday, New Britain – 2019 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series, at the Klingberg campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052… Quoting from https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ , the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series official web site: “…Join us for the 2019 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series! Featuring Grand Marshal Wayne Carini and his family… Each show is a beautiful display of antique automobiles through 1979. As our spectators have come to expect, you will find rare vintage vehicles you have never seen before. These are family-friendly events with food, music, and fun for everyone… (The list of 2019 event dates are as follow): May 18, 2019 (9:00am – noon)… June 15, 2019 (9:00am - 2:00pm; including Pre-War Concours d'Elegance)... Sept. 21, 2019 (9:00am – noon)… All proceeds benefit Klingberg Family Centers (https://klingberg.org/), a private nonprofit providing help to thousands of children and families throughout Connecticut each year whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms and severe family problems…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2019)

JUNE 16, 2019, Sunday, TerryvilleThe 27th Annual Bug-A-Fair… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...Sunday June 16, 2019 – 27th Annual Bug-A-Fair will be held at the Terryville Fairgrounds, Town Hill Road on Father’s day from 9am to 3pm. 40 Show Car classes with 1st-3rd Place awards for both aircooled and watercooled VWs plus Special Choice awards and Best of Show trophies totaling over 140 awards! Car registration opens at 9am, judging starts at 12 noon and awards at 3pm. The show also has a huge swap meet with over 75 vendors selling used and new VW items. Food all day Sunday provided by the Terryville Lions Club. Camping Saturday night for those who want to get a jump on the festivities. All proceeds go to the Terryville Lions Club. Directions: Route 6 Scott Road in Terryville, Ct. then two miles to Terryville Fairgrounds, 171 Town Hill Rd. For more info go to www.ctvwa.org or contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Jeff McBride jeff@ctvwa.org ..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

JUNE 17, 2019, Monday, Wallingford – Connecticut Street Rod Association Presents: Connecticut Dragway Reunion… Quoting from the CSRA web site’s coming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…The Connecticut Street Rod Association presents another night to remember. The Connecticut Dragway Reunion will once again be held on June 18th at the New Life church at the top of High Hill in Wallingford, CT, Exit 15 off of I-91. Gates officially open at 5:00pm for participants, with a ‘cacklefest’ scheduled for 7:00pm. Participants with cars enter free, but can make a donation at the gate if they so desire. Spectagtors are $5 and all proceeds are donated to several worthy causes, including the Wallingford Wishing Well, which is an organization that aids needy families… New twist this year—we have a rain date of June 18th… More info: John Sabatucci 203-907-7290 or Don Dybick 860-345-4709…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2019)

JUNE 22, 2019, Saturday, Bridgeport – St. Andrew Church of Bridgeport Presents ‘Classic Car Show and Cruise’ – with Asstance from The Whitewalls Car Club, 10am-3pm, at St. Andrew Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606… Quoting from the 4/9/2019 e-mail that we received from our friend Steve DeVito from the Whitewalls Car Club: “…Hello Steve, I and the Whitewalls Car Club are assisting St Andrew church with their show on June 22. Please post this on your infamous website SAAC! Best regards, Steve…” And the Event Listing Details that Steve provided were as follows: “…Saturday, June 22, 2019 , CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND CRUISE– 10AM TO 3 pm at St Andrew Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport, CT… All are invited to our Classic Car Show and Cruise on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10am to 3pm. Open to all pre-1995 cars & motorcycles, classics and/or collectible cars of any year. $5.00 per car donation please… We welcome you on as our area classic car show season is in full swing. Your cars will be on display in the secure parking lot in front of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, St Andrew, adjacent to the church… St Andrew Youth group, Knights of Columbus and many volunteers will be on hand to manage your gathering, as well as food vendors and a portable inflated playground for youngsters to enjoy. We hope to have 150 cars with room to expand should we be graced by perfect weather. Gates will be open at 9 AM, welcoming show cars in the east driveway, At 10 AM food, music, cars and beverages will be available for all to enjoy. Trophy’s will be presented at 2:30 PM, followed by drawing for prizes and a 50/50/raffle. ? QUESTIONS? - contact Steve, at SFD1944@optonline.net or Facebook “Whitewalls Car Club”… or for any other aspect of our event, contact Sue, 203-374-8118 sbaldwin0803@gmail.com ... 435 Anton St., from Madison Ave. or from the east (Main St.) via Vincellette St onto Anton…” Thanks Very Much Steve, and thanks for keeping us on the mailing list for this info! Sounds like a great event for a great benefit cause, and nice by you and all of the Whitewalls for helping make this happen!.... More info - St. Andrew Church web site: https://www.standrewchurchbpt.org/ and St. Andrew Academy is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewAcademyBpt/ … Also: Whitewalls Car Club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171487273057565/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

JULY 20, 2019, Saturday, EastfordThe CVA's 6th Annual Frog Rock Gathering… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...Saturday July 20, 2019 - The CVA’s  6th Annual FROG ROCK Gathering from Noon till 3pm,Address: 212 Pomfret Rd (Rt. 44) Eastford Ct. 06242. A social event for all VW’s. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Seafood and Ice Cream available at the food stand. Next we head down the road to the Tri State Cruiser’s Saturday night cruise from 3 till dark at the junction of Rt.169 and Rt. 101, Pomfret Center. For more info please call: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Brent St Louis brent@ctvwa.org ..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

AUGUST 17, 2019, Saturday, MiddlefieldThe CVA's and CORSA's Annual "Air Cooled at the Orchard"… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...Saturday August 17, 2019 – CVA & CT CORSA’s “Air-Cooled at the Orchard” Address: Lymans Orchard, 32 Reeds Gap Rd. Middlefield, Ct. 06455, from 9 to 3. (Rain date Sunday August 18th) This show is open to all air-cooled Volkswagens and Corvairs. $10 for show cars, general admission FREE! No vending. For more info contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org ..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019, Sunday, WestbrookThe CVA's 15th Annual Volks Meet… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...The CVA’s 15th Annual Volks-Meet, Address: Westbrook Elks Club 142 Seaside Ave Westbrook Ct. 06498. Show is open to all VW and German cars. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars, event held rain or shine. Food provided by the Westbrook Elks Club. Directions, I-95 North / South take Exit 65, turn South onto Rt.153, turn South onto Rt.1, and turn left onto Seaside Ave.Time: 9am – 2pm, $10 for show cars,  $20 swap space, general admission FREE!  Check out our website for Hotel and  Off Site Camping Accommodations or contact  Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvw.org   or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more information..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

SEPTEMBER 21, Saturday, New Britain – 2019 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series, at the Klingberg campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052… Quoting from https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ , the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series official web site: “…Join us for the 2019 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series! Featuring Grand Marshal Wayne Carini and his family… Each show is a beautiful display of antique automobiles through 1979. As our spectators have come to expect, you will find rare vintage vehicles you have never seen before. These are family-friendly events with food, music, and fun for everyone… (The list of 2019 event dates are as follow): May 18, 2019 (9:00am – noon)… June 15, 2019 (9:00am - 2:00pm; including Pre-War Concours d'Elegance)... Sept. 21, 2019 (9:00am – noon)… All proceeds benefit Klingberg Family Centers (https://klingberg.org/), a private nonprofit providing help to thousands of children and families throughout Connecticut each year whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms and severe family problems…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2019)

OCTOBER 12, 2019, Saturday, South Glastonbury – Hot Rod Fall Out XIV, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10am to 4pm, at Glastonbury Elks 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2706852102873557/ … “… Join us for our 14th year of the Hot Rod Fall Out. New England’s premier traditional hot rod & custom car show… *1963 & Older Traditional Styled Vehicles Only*… Hot Rods* Customs* Race Car * Antiques (stock is cool)… 100’s of cars, live music, vendors, food and much more… $10 per person/Gates at 10am… Rain Date(s) Oct 13th and/or Oct 20th … www.hotrodfallout.com …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

OCTOBER 20, 2019, Sunday, Thomaston to ???The CVA's 21st Annual Fall Foliage Cruise… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...The CVA’s 21th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, from 9am to ??? Cruise will start at the intersection of Rt6 & Rt8 commuter parking lot next to Dunkin Donuts, 369 East Main St. Thomaston 06787. This is a rain or shine event. There will be a dinner after the cruise for those who are interested. Come and enjoy the fall colors with us. For additional info please contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Jeff McBride jeff@ctvwa.org..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

NOVEMBER 3, 2019, Sunday, Bristol – Connecticut Street Rod Association Presents: 28th Annual CSRA Fall Swap Meet… Quoting from the CSRA web site’s coming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…28th Annual CSRA Fall Swap Meet, November 3, 2019… CSRA presents it's 28th Annual Fall Swap Meet. It will be held on November 3rd, 2019 in the Lake Compounce parking lot, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010. 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM, rain or shine. There is no pre-registration, all spots are first come first served basis. Plenty of spots available. No one has ever been turned away. Saturday set-ups are ok but no staying overnight. The parking lot is lit and secure… Saturday set-up is from 10am to 4:30pm. If you set up on Saturday you will get a pass to come back in on Sunday but will have to park in Spectator Parking. Sunday morning you must walk to your spot due to Insurance Regulations. You may NOT drive to your pre set-up area Sunday morning! You will be able to drive to your spot on Sunday afternoon after 2:00 PM to pick-up your stuff. Anyone who has to leave early must see a CSRA member for assistance… There are 3 Parts pick-up areas. CSRA Members will assist anyone picking up parts… Vendor spots are $40.00 each. Spots are 15'w x 22'lg (Example: truck & trailer may need 2-3 or more spots) please measure to see how spots are needed… Spectators $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free… Cars for Sale $30.00 car & driver only + additional $30.00 for trailers. Also you may unload trailers on Saturday only!!!! NOT Sunday!!!!... NO PETS ALLOWED (except service animals) all other pets will be turned away with no refund!!!!... There are hotel rooms available in the area, go to Hotels-Bristol CT to find rooms… Take exit 31 off of I-84, from either direction, and follow the signs to the swap meet... More info, call 203-697-9113…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2019)

DECEMBER 1, 2019, Sunday, WestbrookThe CVA's "Last Hurrah"… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...The CVA’s “Last Hurrah” Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook Tree Lighting Parade, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *12/17/2018 UPDATE - back to RED for the new 2019 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2019 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2017 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2017 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2019 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2017 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/28/2019), Hebron (confirmed for 2019) - The Gear Head Mafia Car Club of Connecticut's Ted's IGA of Hebron 2019 Cruise Nights... (starts) Sunday, April 28th at 4pm, benefit for Austin Villar... Other dates: Sunday, May 26th at 4pm... Sunday, July 28th at 6pm... Sunday, August 25th at 6pm... Sunday, September 29th at 6pm... Sunday, October 27th at 3pm, 'Cruisin' for Boobies & Halloween Bash'... Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248... For more info - http://www.gearheadmafia.org/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - where the FLYER from which all of the above info came is at: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52387439_2034002593303230_992544062814814208_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=f700883230c6b6ceb90ffe6e40f897dc&oe=5D190008 …(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 12 to 4pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Little Will’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Tuesdays, 5 to 9pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see the list of specific dates in the listing), North Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Dino’s Seafood of North Haven Summer Car Show,” at Dino’s Seafood, 540 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, 4pm-onward… Low Rider Oldies, Vinyl Sets, Guest DJs… Open to all cars—free admission, outdoor seating…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed May 20th and June 10th)  are listed on the Official Flyer, that we just found posted on Facebook a couple of days ago: Sunday, June 24th… Sunday, July 8th… Sunday, July 22nd… Sunday, August 12th… Sunday, August 26th… Sunday, September 9th… Additional info – Here’s the URL of the flyer that was posted on The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), by Kevin Lennon, Sr., on June 10th, 2018: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34985048_10211866019866438_4250288065479704576_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeF-ZKhQvsbEw_Tl4G8b-mQabsV_iOOW_5FW6PawgBr1glO0Y8_CGA_2X1_I3esC949UaZFIOR10m9PTyp0cEpanBYP2cpbxQOLLz8qFw6LIdw&oh=34affc94663e400482af8b34654471a2&oe=5BB48E6E … (and we may try to upload a copy of that flyer to our server as well, if we can manage it)… FLYER Link - In case you are not Facebook-compatible, we also uploaded a copy of the Official Flyer  to our own server, where you can view it now at this link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DinosSeafoodNorthHavenSundayCruiseNites.jpg ...  Even more additional info – Here’s the official Facebook page for Dino’s Seafood of North Haven (please check out their page, and give them a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/dinosseafood/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/12/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see the list of specific dates in the listing), New London (confirmed for 2018) - "The Texas Roadhouse of New London Roundup Car Show!"... Quoting from the flyer we received via a 6/16/2018 e-mail from our friend Ali Schrader (aschrader81@gmail.com), which also had another special event flyer attached: "...Texas Roadhouse Roundup - We are hosting our 3rd Annual Car Show! Join us on Sundays at 4pm!... (List of event dates): June 24th... July 29th... "Main Event" = August 12th (Special fundraiser event to be held at Cohanzie Firehouse in Waterford, 11am-3pm, $25 per person donation; see the dedicated event flyer for more details)... September 23rd... October 14th... Car show is located in the New London Shopping Center, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT... No cutoff! Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the night will receive a $30 dinner to Texas Roadhouse of New London!... For any questions, please call: Ali Schrader 860-941-0954..."... Ali Schrader's cover e-mail note (subject line: "Texas Roadhouse Events") was very gracious: "...Good day... I have attached the flyer for our monthly show we hold at the restaurant and our flyer for our main event in August. It's a fundraiser for Homes For Our Troops. Hope you guys can make it!!... Ali Schrader..." Much appreciation, Ali, and thanks for keeping us on your mailing list!... FLYERS - The above info was transcribed directly off of the main "Texas Roadhouse Roundup" flyer  that Ali sent us--and which we also uploaded a copy of to our server--it can be accessed at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018TexasRoadhouseRoundupEventsMainFlyer.JPG ... And here is the link to the special "Main Event" flyer for the big August 12th special fundraiser event in Waterford, that we also made sure to upload: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/12August2018TexasRoadhouseCohanzieFirehouseWaterfordCarShow.JPG ... Additional thoughts - We have attended the Texas Roadhouse Roundup car show at the New London Shopping Center in the past, and it's a wonderful event, in a great location, with tons of great cars and friendly folks--we definitely look forward to getting back out there this season! And how great is the special Benefit event for Homes For Our Troops that they are also holding on August 12th in Waterford! Great Job and God Bless, to the great folks at Texas Roadhouse New London!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Killingworth (confirmed for 2018) - “Car & Truck Cruise at Parmelee Farm,” 3-5pm, at Parmelee Farm, 465 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/229672721173315/) that we ran across (pertaining to the July 8th event, but with info on the general nature of the event series also): “…For 2018, drop-in Cruise Events will again be held at Parmelee Farm on Route 81 in Killingworth. This summer’s cruise events will take place on the afternoons of the second Sunday (not Monday) of each month through September. All owners of: antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, classic domestic and foreign sports cars, hot rods, exotic and high powered automobiles and unique or unusual transportation vehicles, including; Fire Engines and Military vehicles from Killingworth and neighboring communities, are invited to drive their vehicles to the farm and park on the front lawn from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the comradery of being with others who enjoy this popular hobby. The Parmelee Farm Cruise events are non-competitive, Free of Charge, and open to the Public to view the vehicles. NEW THIS YEAR, we have Free Concerts at the Parmelee pavilion from 5-7 right after the Cruises!!!...”… More info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Parmelee Farm Cruisers Facebook page online at: https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm/ - where future 2018 dates for the Car & Truck Cruise at Parmelee Farm were mentioned: “…Thanks to all that came out this past Sunday afternoon, June 10th for our 1st cruise of 2018. For your planning purposes the next cruises at Parmelee Farm will be on Sunday afternoons 3-5 pm on July 8thAugust 12th & September 9th. All cruises will be followed by Free concerts at the pavilion on the back lawn of Parmelee Farm. We hope you can join us for these fun events!!!…”… More details - And here are a few more event details, also from the Parmelee Farm Cruisers Facebook page: “…For 2018, drop-in Cruise Events will again be held at Parmelee Farm on Route 81 in Killingworth. This summer’s cruise events will take place on the afternoons of the second Sunday (not Monday) of each month through September. All owners of: antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, classic domestic and foreign sports cars, hot rods, exotic and high powered automobiles and unique or unusual transportation vehicles, including; Fire Engines and Military vehicles from Killingworth... and neighboring communities, are invited to drive their vehicles to the farm and park on the front lawn from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the comradery of being with others who enjoy this popular hobby. The Parmelee Farm Cruise events are non-competitive, Free of Charge, and open to the Public to view the vehicles. NEW THIS YEAR, we have Free Concerts at the Parmelee pavilion from 5-7 right after the Cruises!!!”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (starts 5/6/2019), North Haven (confirmed for 2019) - “…The Doo Wop Cruisers North Haven Shopping Plaza Monday Cruise Night…”… Quoting from the 2/14/2019 post on The Doo Wop Cruisers car club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Guess what time it is?  That’s right, Cruise Night will start again on May 6th, at North Haven Shopping Plaza on Washington Street, North Haven! See ya al there! Yeahhhhh!!...”… webmaster’s note – Sounds great to us! We have been to this event many times, both as a spectator, and as a participant! The people are friendly, and the cars are great! Can’t wait to get back to North Haven again for more cruisin’ fun in 2019!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (see the listing for actual dates), New London (confirmed for 2019) - Ocean Beach Park of New London’s “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”… Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320… Quoting from the event description provided on the OBP web site “Park Events” page (https://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): “…Cruise Night - Monday Evenings… “…Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night” show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning classic music. Parking and admission is free.  There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well…”… webmaster’s note - Speaking for myself, I’ve been to the OBP summertime cruise nights several times over the years, and it’s always a wonderful laid-back beach vibe, with great cars, and friendly people. It is absolutely one of my favorite summertime car-things-to-do! The reason we are getting this onto our calendar in a timely manner is also thanks to a very nice e-mail heads-up that we just received; quoting from the e-mail from our Southeastern CT old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), with the subject line “Ocean Beach Cruise Night Schedule,” that was dated 4/9/2019: “…Hi Steve, Ocean Beach just published their official schedule - cruise nights start Monday, May 20th and run every Monday through September 9th. In case folks aren't familiar, it's free for everyone to get in after 5 PM but if you just tell them at the booth you're participating in the cruise night, they will let you in for free any time after 4 PM… Thought you would want to know for the calendar. Schedule is attached… Best... Clem…”… Fantastic, thanks so much, Clem! Clem provided a copy of the entire season’s-worth of OBP events, and I believe I was able to locate all of the 2019 Dates for the OBP Monday Cruise Nights—they are as follows: May 20th … May 27th … June 3rd … June 10th … June 17th … June 24th… July 1st … July 8th … July 15th … July 22nd … July 29th … August 5th … August 12th … August 19th … August 26th … September 2nd … September 9th … And there you have it! This schedule is also viewable online at the OBP 2019 Summer Entertainment Schedule page, located online at: http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ - and as always, be aware it is noted that the schedule is subject to change, and advice to watch the OBP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/) for updates and cancellations... More info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Ocean Beach Park Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ … And please also do the same for 98.7 WNLC at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/987WNLC/ - and also check their main web site out at: https://www.wnlc.com/… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 4/30/2018), Bolton (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Fish Family Farm Car Cruise - Mondays at 5:00,’ 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT—Just off Route 85… ‘…All makes and models welcome… They sell some of the best ice cream around!...’ Starting April 30th… ‘…We will be raising money for lymphoma doing a 50/50…’…” webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sending us along the heads-up and flyer for this wonderful sounding event! Rick’s accompanying note from his e-mail correspondence dated 2/23/2018 read: “…New car cruise… This is just up the hill (half mile) from Bolton Motors, across from the old Treat’s Trees Farm…” Sounds great—thanks Rick! And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer that Rick provided to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FishFamilyFarmMondayCarCruiseBoltonFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (5/14/2018 through 10/15/2018), Southington (confirmed for 2018) - “The Crystal Bees Monday Night Car Cruise”… “…May 14th to October 15th, 2018, Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT… Monday night car cruise, trophies, 50/50, door prizes, 25.00 gas card every Monday night to one lucky driver… Good food, good music… 4pm to 8pm… For more information call JoAnn at 860-614-3068, yorkjoann@ymail.com …” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listing on the Special Interest events page for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), and thought it worth adding here, since Southington is not a bad drive at all up from the Shoreline area… Additional info – The Crystal Bees Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington - and their main web site is at: http://crystalbees.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (Every third Thursday, May, June, July, August, September), Willimantic (confirmed for 2018) - “…Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018, and with this cover note: “…Found this on Tri Town Cruisers of Vernon web site: http://32.212.112.141:7001/tritownMVC/calendar.htm ...Rick…”... Rick’s note also indicated that the event (season opener date) specifically was set for 5/21/2018:  “...Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August and September! 5:30 'til dark… Open to all Classic Cars... Awards. Free to participants and Spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: ‘The P'om… Refreshments and Food available... Join Us!... Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic, CT 06226... No animals allowed except register service dogs… Questions? Contact, Lenny Incandella at 860-428-7733…” Sounds awesome—thanks Rick for the info!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/7/2019), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2019) - First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… The following info comes from the OldRide.com page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html: “…First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… May 7, 2019 – September 3, 2019… Chesterfield, CT… ‘…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT, 5:00 pm- -8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, food, beverages, ice cream, trophies, live DJ and fantastic raffle prizes, antique museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... (List of dates): May 7… June 4… July 2… August 6… September 3, 2019… Coordinator details: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…’…”… Additional info - Yesteryear of Oakdale Car Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912/ … Lawrence (Larry) Erhart - https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart … Nature's Art/The Dinosaur Place - https://www.facebook.com/thedinosaurplace/ and/or - http://naturesartvillage.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/14/2019; May 14th thru October 1st), Cheshire (confirmed for 2019) - “…Wayback Burger of Cheshire Tuesday Cruise Nights for 2019…”… Tuesday Cruise, (starts) May 14th, 2019… Wayback Burger, every Tuesday, 5pm-8pm, May 14th thru October 1st, 2019… 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410… Call: Norm LeClair at 203-228-3465…”… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Hemmings web site, at this dedicated info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55075 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2019)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (every other Tuesday, starts 5/1/2018; see the specific list of dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2018) - “…’…Manny, Moe, and Jack welcome you to: Summer Cruis’n with the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Car Club at Pep Boys…’… Every other Tuesday starting May 1st, 2018, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… Any hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… Weather permitting/no rain dates—see our Facebook page for cancellations… Great fun for family & friends… Music, prizes, raffles, trophies… (Following is the LIST OF DATES provided on the official 2018 flyer): May 1st, 15th, and 29th… June 12th and 26th… July 10th and 24th… August 7th and 21st… September 4th and 18th… October 2nd… Follow and like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ …” Additional details - Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/181100462670623/): “…Well here it is everyone... It’s official, The Over The Hill Hang Ct. will be moving our Cruise Night to a new location and a new day… We will be at Pep Boys in Berlin on Tuesdays!... Here’s the new flyer with the details!... Should be a great show!... Pep Boys is really a great partner for this and the shows are going to be awesome!.. May 1st is coming fast and we can’t wait to see everyone again!... See you all at the show!…” FLYER - And here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer, as posted on Facebook by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT car club (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29425691_10213634469967716_3941140382097024605_n.jpg?oh=6bfb85cf8f1c98b79e9aa4052d6f0f0f&oe=5B465180 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/8/2018 5/15/2018; see the specific list of dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2018) - “…Dream Machines Classics Present the Home Depot Cruise Night 2018… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit to Route 32 south ¼ mile on the right (webmaster’s note– We looked up the street address for the Home Depot in Uncasville, and it’s: 1932 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT 06382)… (LIST OF DATES): May 8th May 15th… June 12th… July 10th… August 14th… September 11th… “…Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts… www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the PO’M…”  FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29357188_2123809371182099_3624968685623156216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=18acc0df5219db1da7b1f973639993fc&oe=5B3907B8 … Additional thoughts - Thanks again to the Dream Machines Classics folks for the positively great job they do covering the Eastern Connecticut antique auto hobby scene—and to Michael Phillips for helping get the word out about this event …  *4/24/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES – We received an e-mail this morning from our old car friend who keeps his hand on the pulse of the Eastern CT area classic car hobby scene, Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who pointed out that we had the wrong start date published for this event—so we are guessing that perhaps the flyer got updated at some point after we first saw it. Quoting from Clem’s e-mail note: “…Hi Steve - wow, what a busy year it's turning out to be. While trying to help figure out open nights for new local cruise I noticed one error in your calendar concerning the Dream Machine Classic's Cruise Night at Home Depot in Uncasville. You have the first one listed for May 15th but the actual date is Tuesday, May 8th. The rest of the dates for this event are fine. Only mentioning it because it is close to me and our Mustang club supports this one every month. I'm attaching their flyer for your use if wanted… Thanks and keep up the good work, your calendar is invaluable for planning things like this!... Clem Brown…” Awesome, thanks so much Clem! If there’s one thing we REALLY try to do here, it’s publish the most accurate possible information! So, to correct an incorrect start date for this event is definitely not something we would want to do! Thanks again so much for the very helpful heads up, Clem—we are very pleased to be able to make this important correction to this listing!... UPDATED FLYER – We uploaded the corrected flyer that Clem provided, to our server, where you can now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018UncasvilleHomeDepotTuesdayCruiseNites.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018; very important start date correction to this listing was incorporated as of 4/24/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/22/2018; see the specific list of dates), Bozrah (confirmed for 2018) - “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night 2018… Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT (webmaster’s note – We looked up the street address for the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, and it’s: 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334, reference their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooselodge950/ - Please be sure to visit and “Like”)… 5:30 ‘till 8:00pm… (LIST OF DATES): May 22nd… June 26th… July 24thAugust 28thSeptember 25th (webmaster’s note – The September date wasn’t specifically listed on the flyer, but we guessed it was the 4th Tuesday of the month, just like the other dates)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… Food services and beverages available at the Mose Club Grill… No burnouts… 860-889-6856…” FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29388488_2123809224515447_3751346639591408995_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=298385ca9b5bef075c9620af551de23e&oe=5B30E6F5 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/1/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Shelton (confirmed for 2018) - “Round Town Cruisers Car Club Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at Hook Line and Sinker”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted online on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ - and the actual flyer link is at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793042_2163198123966614_6041487730846728192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4a02c38cee8c646aec24b67e91d6aee7&oe=5B6BFC69): “…Please join Round Town Cruisers Car Club for a Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at our new location Hook Line and Sinker, 458 River Road, Shelton, CT… Starting date Tuesday, May 1, 2018, thru September 25, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30pm… Music, giveaways, 50/50… Trophy night = 2nd Tuesday of the month… All classics, customs, muscle cars, and hot rods welcomed… Great food available, plus pool and pinball games inside… Fun for the whole family… Round Town Cruisers and Hook Line & Sinker are not liable for any damage, loss, or personal injury that may occur on the premises… For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Little Will’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 5 to 9pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Sundays, 12 to 4pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/22/2018), Haddam (confirmed for 2018) - “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2018 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…” Quoting from the notice that we saw today posted on the Facebooksystem by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…Spread the word! MisFits are back on track! Our 2018 season is set to begin, with the first show being Tuesday, May 22nd! 5:00pm, Bridge Road, in Haddam. Can’t wait to see what Tuesdays bring us this year!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online last year, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions—AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for 2018!...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (monthly; starts 4/24/2019; see listing for other dates), Colchester (confirmed for 2019) - “The Good Times Motoring Club Monthly Car Cruise on the Colchester Town Green,” Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at the Colchester Town Green, 80 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2168740933220836/): “…Good Times Motoring Club will host their monthly car cruise. All vehicles year 1988 and under welcome… Due to inclement weather, the April car cruise will be held on our rain date of April 24, 2019. It is cancelled for 4/17/2019… There is no October cruise this year…”… Cruise Night Dates: The full list of 2019 season cruise dates was also found on the GTMC’s main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/); they are as follows (all are Wednesdays, except for Saturday, September 14th): April 24th … May 15thJune 19th … July 17th … August 21st … September 14th (Saturday, 11am cruise) … September 18th … Even more info: GTMC is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ - and also there is new updated main web site: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2019)

(TENTATIVE FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (TENTATIVE starts 4/24/2019; runs “April to October”), Hamden (TENTATIVE for 2019) - “…The Glenwood Drive-In Wednesday Night Cruise Nights… ’… Every Wednesday Night from April to October, 6pm-10pm..’…” The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604 … webmaster’s note – We have the April 24thSeason Opener date listed as TENTATIVE at this time, because we heard about this second hand from a fellow old car enthusiast who lives in the area, but have not seen an official notices from The Glenwood itself. We’ll do our best to update this listing whenever we may run across any official announcements from the Glenwood Drive-In (but for now, make sure you pencil in April 24th and make plans to attend—either for the cruise night, or just to enjoy some of the Glenwood’s legendary great food!... More info – www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ and/or the main web site: www.glenwooddrivein.com and/or their Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ (and make sure you give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/2/2018), Oxford (confirmed for 2018) - “Fritz’s Snack Bar – Cruise Night,” 5pm to 9pm, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, weather permitting… Trophies every 2nd Wednesday, 50/50 raffle, Give-a-ways, and much more!...” For more information call: Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our Facebook old car friend Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) for sending along to us a copy of the official 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night Flyer just a day or so ago, which includes not only the information on Fritz’s legendary Wednesday night summertime classic car cruise night series, and also the “Dust Off” Cruise, which was set for Saturday, April 28th, from 2pm onward… FLYER - We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night flyer to our server, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FritzSnackBarOxfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – For lots more info and updates of and about this legendary and long-established (“…Proudly serving you since 1954!...) independent snack bar, please also make sure to go visit (& “Like”) the Fritz’s Snack Bar Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritzs-Snack-Bar-187103918454506/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/15/2018)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/2/2018), West Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Savin Rock Wednesday Night Cruise Nights with the Street Creepers Car Club”… Quoting from the brief banner notice that we found posted online late last week at the Street Creepers Car Club’s official Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/): “…Please share and spread the word… ‘Savin Rock Cruise Nights are back!... Wednesday, May 2nd’… We’ll see you at The Rock…” Sounds good to us!... Additional info – For you GPS-ers, Mapquesters, and/or those who may just not be familiar with the area, I believe the actual venue/parking lot where the Street Creepers Savin Rock Cruises take place is identified as the Savin Rock Conference Center, and I found the following street address for it (published online at: https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/311/Reserve): 6 Rock Street, West Haven, CT 06516... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2018)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (1st and 3rd of the month; starts 6/20/2018, thru October), Deep River (confirmed for 2018) - “The Deep River Plattwood Park Cruise Nights”... Quoting from an authoritative source at The Essex Auto Club (http://essexautoclub.com/), via an e-mail received just a couple of days ago, on 6/7/2018 (and to which I’ve added a couple of parenthetical attempted clarifications): "... The Essex Automobile Club is proud to bring back car shows to Plattwood Park in Deep River. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, thru October, starting on June 20th... Due to the (Independence Day) holiday and our own show in Essex, there will be no show in Plattwood Park on July 4th (which is the 1st Wednesday in July)... Our show in Essex at the Connecticut River Museum is ready to go... Next show (after the June 20th opening night) at Plattwood will be July 18th. Chris's Doghouse will be there for food. Entry is a suggested $5 fee to offset the cost and to raise funds for charities. A 50/50 raffle will also be held... Hope to see all!... Sorry for short notice, but we just got approved this morning..." Additional notes - Plattwood Park is a town of Deep River facility and is located on Winthrop Road, reference: https://deepriver.recdesk.com/Community/Facility/Detail?facilityId=9 and/or: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plattwood-Park/127178050662035Additional Important Details: The official event hours are 5pm to 8pm... Anyway, this is pretty darned good news! Thanks Essex Auto Club for making it happen!... *7/18/2018 UPDATE – Our friend from the EAC, Henry, just a couple of days ago, posted this Official Flyer for the event on the Facebook system, and we made a copy of it and uploaded it to our server, where you can now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018EssexAutoClubDeepRiverPlattwoodParkCruiseFlyer.jpg (webmaster’s note - this flyer is now obsolete—please see the following updates) ... *7/31/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE – Quoting from the e-mail we received from our friend from the EAC, Henry Van Wyngaarden (henry06442@gmail.com), with the subject line “Deep River Cruise Nights,” and dated 6/29/2018: “…Hi Steve. Please find enclosed our new flyer… Please note there is no admission… Participation is free!... Hope to see everyone!...” Sounds awesome! Thanks Henry and EAC!... REVISED FLYER LINK - The uploaded REVISED FLYER is viewable now at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/EACDeepRiverPlattwoodParkWedsCruiseNights2018REVISEDFlyer.jpg … We are very pleased to pass along this very nice update! Thanks again Henry, the Essex Auto Club, and also the Deep River Parks & Recreation Department, for making it all possible!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/10/2018; updated with flyer link as of 7/18/2018; updated with REVISED FLYER link as of 7/31/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; every Thursday in September & October; starts 4/4/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “…Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2019! Starting April 4th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October (And Several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)! Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2019!!! Thursday, April 4th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...”… webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) for circulating a copy to us of his broadcast e-mail dated 12/12/2018, from which all of the above info came… For more info: www.ralphsrapidtransit.com … Even more info: The street address for Kizl’s is: 2014 West St, Southington, CT 06489, and their official web site is located at: http://www.kizls.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (5/2/2019 through 9/5/2019), Stratford (confirmed for 2019) - “Car Show Thursdays – ‘Every Thursday Is Cruise Night’ – Hosted by Joey C’s Boathouse”… ’…Every Thursday, May 2 through September 5…’…”…Every Thursday is Cruise Night, 5:30 ‘til 8:30… Starts May 2… Family fun, food, prizes, music… For more information FDEE4115@gmail.com ... Joey C’s Boathouse, 955 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06613…”… For more information: See the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/413861312524428/ - And make sure to visit & “Like” the Joey C’s Boathouse Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/joeycsBOATHOUSE/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Seymour (confirmed for 2019) - “Summer Cruise Nights 2019 – Presented by Seymour Lions Club – at Tri-Town Plaza, Seymour”… ’…Thursday nights cruise, 5:30 to 8:30pm, following dates: May 2nd … May 16th … May 30th … June 13th … June 27th … July 11th … July 25th … August 8th … August 22nd … September 5th … September 19th … Weather permitting… Trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!...’… Visit our Facebook page: “The Seymour Lions Club…”… For additional information please contact: Corky at 203-619-1571 or Melissa at 203-430-9356, or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net … “… Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aids…”… For more information: Please make sure to visit & “Like” the Seymour Lions Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 4/19/2018), Milford (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 6 to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… “…Food, Music, Giveaways, Trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be’…” Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a copy of the Official Flyer that our Facebook friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762) posted on 3/16/2018, with the following additional very important information: “…Starting the third Thursday in April…” (which would be Thursday, April 19th, 2018)… FLYER – We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Bill posted to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CruisinEastCCGoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNites.jpg ... Thanks very much Bill! We have been to this very popular and very long-running cruise night, and it’s always a great time!... Thanks again Phil, Bill, and all the Goodies folks!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 5/24/2018), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2018) - “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows!… 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT… Beginning May 24th, 2018!... Every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join in the fun!... Open to the public!... Spectators welcome!... No coolers please… Free admission!... $2.00 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall!...“ webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our local old car friend Frank Saunders for passing along the Official Flyer for this event to us, via the Facebook system. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the flyer, and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018OldSaybrookAmerLegionPost113ThursCarShowFlyer.JPG … Additional info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the official Facebook page for the Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT, online at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (every third of the month; see listing for actual dates), Griswold (confirmed for 2018) - “…Big Dawggs & Diroma Home & Garden Center Presents ‘Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night’…3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00pm to 8:00pm… (List of dates): May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… August 16th… September 20th… October 11th… BYOB a chair or blanket… Big Dawggs food, music, and more, fun for the whole family… Contact Rick at 860-334-9778 for more info… Diroma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a poster that was part of the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/136896193820030/), which was posted by the Big Dawggs Specialty Hot Dogs folks (https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/). Here is some more info from the FB event page: “…Bring you favorite Classic car or motorcycle to Big Dawggs Cruise night and receive a $3.00 coupon for food for you and one passenger... Located on the DiRoma Home and Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Rd., Griswold… Live music and lots of fun for everyone... Hope to see you!!!...”...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS, East Hartford (confirmed for 2018) - “… Augie and Rays Thursday Cruise-In… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018: “… Augie and Rays Cruise, Thursdays, Starting May 3rd… Augie and Rays Cruise In, Main St., East Hartford, 5p-8p EVERY Thursday… Weekly Food Specials…” Thanks Rick, sounds good—appreciate the info!... Additional info - https://augieandrays.wordpress.com/ and/or on Facebook (make sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/Augie-Rays-Drive-In-410939899055120/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (every other, starting 6/21/2018), Guilford (confirmed for 2018) - “Apple Pi's Cruise Nights," 5pm-8pm, at Bishop's Orchards Little Red Barn, Route 1, Guilford, CT... These nights: June 21st, July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th... Classic Cars, Robots, Music, Barbecue..." webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed directly from an electronic banner that was posted on the Facebook system, by the Apple Pi Robotics Team, just a couple of days ago. We made a copy of the banner and uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018ApplePiRoboticsCruiseNightsScheduleBanner.jpg ... More info - Please be sure to visit the Apple Pi Robotics team's online home at: http://www.applepirobotics.org/ - and also their official Facebook page (and please be sure to give them a "Like") at: https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/ ... Additional thoughts - The Apple Pi Robotics Team members are dedicated, top-notch young people, along with their adult mentors, and they all do a great job with these cruise nights, which also happen to be held in a wonderful location, right along Route 1, at the Bishops Orchards Little Red Barn field. I've participated in these events in the past, and look forward to coming back again for the 2018 season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/30/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (see the listing for remaining two dates in 2018), Essex (confirmed for 2018) - “Olive Oyl’s Antique and Classic Car Show BBQ,” at Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, hosted by Olive Oyl’s and Essex Board of Trade… ‘…Join us for our first Antique Car Cruise Night and BBQ. Essex Board of Trade First Thursdays event will feature events all around town. Bring your classic, hot rod, truck, or motorcycle and enjoy great food and music. Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex Village, Essex, CT…’…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed the June 7th opening date, sorry!)  are listed on the Official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1020187274800141/), that we ran across a couple of days ago: Thursday, July 5th, 5:00pm… and Thursday, August 2nd, 5:00pm… Additional info – Here’s also the Official Facebook page for Olive Oyl’s (which looks to be a fantastic carryout restaurant right in the center of the action in Essex) is: https://www.facebook.com/Olive-Oyls-138733056189755/ (please be sure to give them a “Like” when you visit that page), and their main web site is also definitely worth checking out at: http://www.oliveoylscarryout.com/ … And one more tip of the hat – We love anything that our friends at Essex Board of Trade are involved with—please be sure to visit (& “Like”) them on Facebook also at: https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/14/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/19/2019), Marlborough (confirmed for 2019) - Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (limited info available right now; starts 5/3/2019), Milford (confirmed for 2019) - “The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruises,” Friday, May 3, 2019, at the McDonalds of Milford across from the Post Mall, located at: 1376 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460... webmaster's note - This is a very early heads-up calendar listing for the BSG-ers' super-popular Milford Friday night cruise nights for the 2019 season. They have not made any official announcements yet, but when I saw a picture of BSG member AJ's '63 Fairlane posted online on Facebook, I asked if AJ knew the opening date for 2019--at which point BSG's President Will Fleming chimed in and indicated that the 2019 opening night would be May 3rd--and there you have it! We will certainly update this listing as more info becomes available. Here's a marked-up screen shot of the Facebook exchange: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51951462_2080926678664170_7044247661137887232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=6c296f418ef36c168da0673e5bae3f4f&oe=5CEB8F35   … For more info - http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ and also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ …*4/15/2019 UPDATE – We just heard last month that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club has an awesome all-new web site, located at: www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.org – be sure to add it to your favorites!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019; updated official web site address for the club added to this listing as of 4/15/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (starts 5/17/2019), North Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Marty Forbes Presents The McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have the start date to report to you, based on some texting contact with the man who provides the music for these fantastic local cruise nights--the one and only Rockin' Richard Phillips. In addition to the start date of Friday, May 17th, Rockin' Richard also indicated the hours are 5:30 to 8:30pm... We will next paste in some info from last year's listing for this event on the SAAC calendar: "...'Family Fun Night'… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… 'All makes and models welcome!'... Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…”... Additional info: The shopping plaza where the McDs and DQ are located appears to be known as "North Branford Central Plaza," and with a street address (for you Mapquesters and Wazers) of 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471 (ref: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16431543/280-BRANFORD-ROAD-North-Branford-CT/)...  That's all we know right now--we've already sent a note to our friend Marty Forbes, requesting a 2019 flyer, whenever one may become available, and then we'll also update this listing however required. For now, though, get psyched for a fantastic North Branford summertime Friday night tradition starting up soon!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2019)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “The Classic Nights Car Club’s Village Square Shopping Center of Monroe Friday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the 4/14/2018 e-mail we received from our friend Pete Kodz (photogs189@aol.com) of the Classic Nights Car Club: “…Classic Nights Cruise Nights May to September… Start date = Friday, May 11th… Celebrating our 34th year of cruising… Every Friday night May to September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, at Village Square Shopping Center, 401 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT (across from McDonald's)… Cutoff Year 1978… More info: http://www.classicnights.com …” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (starts 4/27/2018), Foster, RHODE ISLAND (confirmed for 2018) - “…The Woodland Cruise… 115 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI ... webmaster’s note – We received the notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018, with this cover note: “…New Friday cruise night… This is on the CT-RI line… Check out all their shows on their web site: http://www.ricowboycruisers.com/car-shows.html ... Sounds good, thanks Rick! Following is the info paragraph about The Woodland Cruise that Rick passed along to us (and Rick is correct, Foster, RI is right across the CT-RI border from the CT town of Killingly): “…Listen up girls & guys! There’s a new cruise in Rhode Island every Friday night, Yes, it’s a free cruise with trophies every week. Hope to see you all at The Woodland Meeting House Cruise. All vehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, and firetrucks) will be parking in the beer garden. We have plenty of room for hundreds and hundreds of sweet rides. So, I suppose you wan to know where? Well, it’s in the boonies with a great atmosphere. Ice cold alcoholic beverages inside and outside. Great food menu and lots of good music. This cruise starts on Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm to dusk. See you at The Woodland Meeting House… Hosted by The RI Cowboy Cruisers… We would be so happy if everyone could bring one canned good—remember: ‘We Feed The Hungry’…” Thanks again Rick for the info!... More info – Woodland Meeting House web site: www.woodlandmeetinghouse.com – and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandMeetingHouseRestaurant/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (every other, beginning 6/8/2018), East Berlin (confirmed for 2018) – “Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nites 2018” … Quoting from the Facebook post (with flyer) that was posted on the Facebook system on 5/19/2018 by Mark French, who posted it to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/): “…Great New Cruise Night! Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nights. Every Other Friday from 5:30 to 8:30, beginning June 8th… Great food, oldies music, 60/40 raffle (winner gets 60%), prizes, trophies… Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill Street, East Berlin, CT… All summer long, rain or shine… 2018 Friday Night Dates: June 8June 22… July 13July 27… August 10August 24… (no rain dates)… Diner open every Friday during the summer from 5:30 to 8:30, even on non-car-show nights…”… FLYER – The link to the actual electronic flyer that is posted on the Facebook system is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33020023_1823982457904830_679517861210750976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4447315f6701ebf34797cc987607a46e&oe=5B98CAA9 … Additional info – Be sure to check out the Uncle D’s Diner web site at: www.uncleds-diner.com – and/or their Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/27/2019; runs “probably until the end of October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2019) - “…Monroe Street Rodders Present: ‘Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…(starts) Saturday, April 27, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please… More info - Monroe Street Rodders on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/ … Will be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays… Even more info - Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend our friend and Whitewalls Car Club member Steve DeVito’s (stevedevito44@gmail.com) for this info, via his e-mails of 3/4, and 3/6/2019… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 5/4/2019; runs “every 1st and 3rd Saturday until the end of the season”), Meriden (confirmed for 2019) - “…American Muscle Car Club Cruise Night at Class Act Auto Wash…”… Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… “…It's our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...”… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355697438375467/ … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the American Muscle Car Club (on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and make sure you give ‘em a “Like while you’re there) all the work they do to organize and run these events! I have been to several, and they are always relaxed, low-key, welcoming, and FUN!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 5/18/2019; see listing for other dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2019) - “…Cruise Nights 2019 – at The Center of Montville - Presented by The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club…”… The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2019,’ at The Center of Montville, 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… “…Come on down and help us celebrate 20 years of fun with Family and Friends! All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (List of 2019 dates): Saturday, May 18th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, June 15th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, July 20th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm... Saturday, August 17th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, September 21st, 4:00pm until 7:00pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.semc.com… Please, no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) of the SECMC for sending along the Official Flyer for this event attached to his e-mail of 3/18/2019, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed—and we also uploaded a copy of it for your reference—FLYER link: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54432275_2134658576624313_6546783589474762752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=97aa4a7d42a2830215be12300ee3dcff&oe=5D072C44… And there you have it! Hats off to Clem and all of the SECMC-ers for making these events happen, and benefiting such a wonderfully good cause!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/20/2019; see listing for other specific dates), Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Excelerate Performance of Branford Presents ‘Cars & Coffee Branford’…”… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.excelerateperformance.com/cars-and-coffee-branford) at Excelerate’s web site: “…Excelerate Performance Cars & Coffee, 2019 Dates: April 20thJune 8thAugust 10thOctober 5th… Always from 8:30am to 11:00am, at 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT 06405, telephone 203-483-6100… ‘…You asked, we listened… You wanted more Cars and Coffee Events? You’re going to get them…Coffee from Willoughby’s provided… Free bagels… And cars… It gets no better…’… Excelerate Performance specializes in European, Japanese, and Exotic Service, Performance, and Repair… More info – The official Excelerate Performance web site: https://www.excelerateperformance.com/ and/or Excelerate Performance on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ and/or also: https://www.facebook.com/XLR8CT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (2nd and 4th – see the listing for actual dates), Wallingford (confirmed for 2019) - Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club Presents: “2019 Cruise Nights” in the plaza of Chick-Fil-A and Lowe’s of Wallingford, 1094 North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, 2ndand 4th Saturdays… 2019 Schedule (no rain dates): May 11th … May 25th … June 8th … June 22nd … July 13th … July 27th … August 10th … August 24th … September 14th … September 28th … October 12th … October 19th … “… “…All Classic, Muscle, & Specialty Cars Welcome! Classic Imports Too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles!... 50/50 drawing… Music, and more!...”… Brought to you bywww.charteroakfirebirds.org – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person. No alcohol. No burnouts. No dogs allowed, except for service animals. Please come, have fun, and be safe!... For more info - Please review the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/582306265603927/ … Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (3rd Saturday of the month April thru October; starts 4/21/2018), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…’Cars & Coffee’ at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford…”… Quoting from the information contained on a flyer that we recently ran across posted at the web site of our friends the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club (https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/): “…Cars & Coffee… Come grab a cut of Joe and a bagel and check out some of the coolest cars in the area. Bring your car or truck, any year or model. But please, no loud stereos or burnouts. Join fellow enthusiasts and talk cars in a casual, relaxed atmosphere… Where: Bruegger’s Bagels, 970 North Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford… When: Third Saturday of the month, April through October, 2018 (4/21… 5/19… 6/16… 7/21… 8/18… 9/15… 10/20… rain date = the following Saturday)… Time : 8:00am ‘till 11:00am… Contact: Tony at bet.rapuano@gmail.com for more info or rain cancellation… Participants get a free coffee with any purchase… Free dozen bagels to the Manager’s Choice of car/truck of the day…”… FLYER – We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server as well, where you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSaturdayCarsAndCoffeeFlyer.jpg (FYI – We also found most, if not all of this info published on the Special Interest web site, in the Connecticut Calendar of Events area: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… More info: Be sure to visit and “Like” the official Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ … Learn more about the CT Classic Chevy Club at their official web site: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and you can also check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ (be sure to visit and give them a “Like”)… Oh, and here’s a cool WTNH News Channel 8 web site feature with Ryan Kristafer that lets you get to know some of the people behind the CT Classic Chevy Club: http://wtnh.com/2017/04/27/cruisin-connecticut-connecticut-classic-chevy-club/ … Some additional thinking ahead – Keep your eyes open for info on the CT Classic Chevy club’s hugely-popular Memorial Day Weekend car show that takes place at the expansive parking lots of Quinnipiac University in Hamden—believe this is a co-production with the Hamden Police Department also. From what I recall, it usually happens on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (see the listing for dates), Waterford (confirmed for 2018) – “…New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Nights…”… webmaster’s note – We just saw this listing a couple of days ago, via a flyer as posted online by our friends at Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ and/or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Cruise-News-332651045567/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like”!) – here is the exact link to the electronic flyerhttp://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/cn09.php - please note that this is the SECOND event on the schedule—unfortunately we were not quick enough seeing the event listing to get the season kickoff on June 30th added to our calendar in time!), and felt it very worthy of being added to the SAAC Calendar! Following is an exact transcription of the info presented on the flyer: “… Trucks & Cars, 1896 thru 1978… New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Night… Join us for our Classic Car Cruise Night at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, 1080 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT 06385, www.speedbowlct.com … (List of event dates): June 30th… July 28th… August 25th… September 29th… No entry fee to enter Car Cruise Show!... Every car that participates in our Classic Car Cruise Night will receive a voucher redeemable for 1 complimentary Grandstand ticket… Bring your voucher to the Box Office VIP window to redeem your free grandstand ticket for the night’s races…” Sounds awesome!... More info – Please make sure also to visit (& “Like”) the New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thespeedbowl/ …    (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2018)

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACMainPage.html . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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